Stephen Barany, M.Div.


Marketing Specialist


Stephen oversees design and content production at the McGrath Institute for Church Life. His sundry efforts support and promote the events and programming of the McGrath Institute.


Stephen grew up in South Bend, Indiana, where he attended St. Anthony’s and then Marian High School. After four semesters of engineering at the University of Illinois, he entered Old College, the undergraduate seminary at the University of Notre Dame, and remained with the Congregation of Holy Cross for six years. Stephen graduated from Notre Dame in 2013 (B.A. Philosophy, Industrial Design) and 2017 (M.Div.).


Stephen is a dreamer and a thinker and ever-playful at heart. He maintains (and frequently amends) a mental list of nonessential life goals that includes writing and illustrating a children’s book, designing a deck of playing cards, and building a canoe.